Cat Skiing in Grand Targhee


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About Cat Skiing in Grand Targhee

Breathtaking. Pristine. Secluded.

Just a few of the many words, used by one who has visited the Grand Targhee region which is located in Wyoming’s Teton Mountains.

The Grand Targhee Resort, the only cat skiing outfit in the state’s entirety, is located in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, and hosts an abundance of light powder snow – at a whopping 500+ inches annually.

This region offers an undeniable powder experience of a lifetime. Its 602 acres of sustainable, untracked light powder is practically inaccessible – except to cat skiers. Intermediate through advanced skiers should expect to attain anywhere from 8 – 11 runs each day, with an average 1,600 feet per run. That’s up to 18,000 vertical feet of open bowls, dells and steep tree pitches – each day!

Area Overview
Region NameGrand Targhee
Region StateWyoming
Region CityAlta
Region CountryUSA
Closest ResortGrand Targhee Resort
Optional ResortJackson Hole Resort
Optional ResortTeton Teepe Lodge
Area Details
Acres (sq. miles)602
Skill LevelIntermediate and Up
Annual Snowfall (inches)500
Snow TypePowder
Mountain RangeTeton
Elevation (feet)18,000
Tour Details
Runs per Day8 – 11
Apprx. Vertical Feet per Run1,600
Apprx. Vertical Feet per Day12,000-18,000
Rentals AvailableYes
Apprx. Cost per Day per Person$450
Apprx. Cost per Day per Cat$4,500



The operation has 2 cats that hold up to 12 people at a time and can book by an individual or the entire cat. Fat Skis or Powder Boards are highly recommended for your trip, and the resort offers rentals for your convenience if you wish to travel light.

Although there are several resorts within a reasonable distance to the region, the Grand Targhee Resort offers year around lodging and activities, and after a long day of tearing up the slopes, it’s quite convenient to just settle in for the night without having to travel any further.

Whether you are flying in from the east or west coast, getting to the Grand Targhee is stress-free. Two major airports are within 84 miles, with the closest being Jackson Hole Airport, at 54 miles from the resort. If you are flying from the east coast out of LaGuardia Airport, expect to touchdown at Jackson Hole Airport just shy of 8 hours, with only one connecting flight.

West Coasters have a bit of an easier trip into the region; for example someone coming out of LAX will enjoy no connecting flights, landing in Jackson Hole in less than 3 hours.

Where ever you are coming from, a trip to the Grand Targhee is guaranteed to challenge and quench any cat skiers need for speed!

  • FULL DAY (9:00AM – 4:00PM)

    Includes hot beverages, lunch & snacks.


    Includes hot beverages, lunch & snacks.


A beautiful scene unlike any we’ve seen elsewhere

The slopes vary from 3,000 to 10,000 feet in length with vertical drops up to 2,000 feet per run.

How to Get to Grand Targhee

Closest Airport
Airport NameAirport CodeMiles to Region
Jackson Hole AirportJAC53.7 mi
Idaho Falls Regional AirportIDA83.7 mi
Distance From
Los Angeles International AirportLos AngelesCALAX9572h 40mDirect
O'Hare International AirportChicagoILORD13863h 16mDirect
John F. Kennedy International AirportNew YorkNYJFK21865h 07mDirect
San Francisco International AirportSan FranciscoCASFO9292h 18mDirect
Seattle–Tacoma International AirportSeattle/TacomaWASEA86810h 38m1
Newark Liberty International AirportNew York/Newark/New JerseyNJEWR21625h 10mDirect
Logan International AirportBostonMABOS23597h 18m1
Minneapolis–Saint Paul International AirportMinneapolis/St. PaulMNMSP10977h 18m1
Philadelphia International AirportPhiladelphiaPAPHL21426h 48m1
LaGuardia AirportNew YorkNYLGA21767h 38m1
Washington Dulles International AirportWashington, D.C.VAIAD20688h 31m1
San Diego International AirportSan DiegoCASAN10048h 59m1
Midway International AirportChicagoILMDW13966h 55m1
Portland International AirportPortlandORPDX7936h 22m1

Grand Targhee Resort
3300 Ski Hill Rd
Alta, WY 83414